We all experience anxiety at some point in our lives, but sometimes that anxiety can feel overwhelming. Caused by a huge scope of situations and events such as starting a new job, stress at work, money worries, moving house, exams or a relationship breakdown, anxiety can lead to feelings of panic, fear, unease, depression and stress. For other people, it stems from lack of self-confidence, and you may find yourself worrying about how you are perceived or you may be showing signs of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) behaviour.

While anxiety can make you feel very isolated, it is actually the third most common mental healthcare problem in the world - so rest assured that you have nothing to feel embarrassed about. It's perfectly normal to occasionally feel anxious, but if it is dominating your life or going on for a period of time, then I can help you learn coping mechanisms to regain the balance you are missing and find a better quality of life.


The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.


Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. You could say social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people. It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person's life. It is chronic because it does not go away on its own. Only direct cognitive-behavioral therapy can change the brain, and help people overcome social anxiety.

Obsesive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Although many people experience minor obsessions and compulsions, these don't significantly interfere with daily life and are generally short-lived. The common perception of an OCD sufferer, is a person who feels compelled to excessively wash their hands or constantly check that doors and windows are locked. The reality is that OCD is a far more complexed illness and can make day-to-day life incredibly difficult for both the individual suffering and those close to them, such as family and friends. It is possible, however, for people with OCD to learn techniques and skills to better manage their condition.

General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Individuals suffering with generalised anxiety disorder persistently worry about a number of different things. People anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day produces anxiety. People with GAD don't know how to stop the worry cycle and feel it is beyond their control, even though they usually realise their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterised by recurring and regular panic attacks. People suffering with panic disorder experience frequent and intense surges of terror and anxiety. In between, sufferers constantly worry about re occurring attacks and may fret over the symptoms they display. Living with panic disorder is very stressful and many sufferers go on to develop further problems such as depression, and drug or alcohol abuse.

Maya Angelou

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, just to know who you are.

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